The Pilgrim's Rome

Without a doubt, most pilgrims travel to Rome to visit the famous basilica of St. Peter’s as well as the ancient Roman ruins. St. Peter’s is situated in the Vatican, prime Roman real estate, a separate sovereign state to Italy. The Vatican is the world’s smallest independent city-state with its own post office and stamps, a judicial system, railway station, television station and a special police force, the Swiss Guard. In this course we look at the continuing attraction that Rome held for medieval pilgrims and still holds for contemporary Christian pilgrims. We look at the evolution from the great pagan city to a great Christian centre, and visit the seven pilgrim churches in Rome.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously)

SUGGESTED READING

  • John Ure, Pilgrimage: The great adventure of the Middle Ages,(Constable 2006)
  • Hilaire Belloc, The Path to Rome (Thomas Nelson 1908)
  • H.V. Morton, A Traveller in Italy (Methuen 2001)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The concept of pilgrimage as travel.
  • Explore the beginnings of the Rome pilgrimage tradition
  • Introduce the pilgrimage along the Via Francigena
  • Canterbury as a pilgrim site
  • Journey to the Swiss Alps

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of the requirements for their intended journey or pilgrimage to Rome.
  2. Know the importance of pilgrim’s Rome throughout history.
$39 Limited

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07 Sep
$39 Limited

<p>Without a doubt, most pilgrims travel to Rome to visit the famous basilica of St. Peter’s as well as the ancient Roman ruins. St. Peter’s is situated in the Vatican, prime Roman real estate, a

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07 Sep

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